Ajay Devgn, this weekend, makes his small screen debut of sorts on filmmaker Karan Johar’s celebrity chat show Koffee With Karan 3 on Star World.
The actor’s wife, actor Kajol has made two appearances on the show with colleague and friend Shah Rukh Khan.
We wonder what had held Devgn back from appearing on the show, with or without his wife. “I was just scared of his (Karan Johar) questions,” laughs Devgn.
“I watched few episodes of the show during both the seasons, especially the ones featuring Kajol, but I still had reservations considering the kind of questions one has to field in the rapid fire round and even otherwise. So I refrained from going on the show despite invitations in the past,” he adds.
This time, the actor prepared himself, with some help from wife Kajol, and sat on the couch last week. The shoot wrapped up in a little over an hour.
“I’m very happy with my performance because I’ve handled the questions very well. Karan made it all fun and games. It was casual and relaxed,” recalls Devgn, who’s known to be media shy and introverted, as against the image of the show where celebrities have sparked off controversies and gossips.
Devgn and Johar worked together only once in Devgn’s 20-year, and Johar’s 12-year career. Does his appearance on the show indicate a future
partnership where either Devgn works for Dharma Productions or Johar directs for Devgn’s production house?
“No, no,” says the actor. “Just because I agreed to be on his show doesn’t mean that we’re working together. But I am open to the idea of working with him. Since there is nothing on cards as of now, I don’t think I’ll get into details.”
Given that he has made his small screen debut of sorts, would he be interested in hosting or judging a reality show now? “Why not?” says Devgn. “I like Khatron Ke Khiladi. It’s a good concept. However, whatever I’ve been offered so far, hasn’t been up my alley. The day something worthwhile comes my way, I’ll be on the tube too.”